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Physiotherapy Quarterly formerly Fizjoterapia
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Physiotherapy in Kinsbourne syndrome: a case report

Paulo Roberto Fonseca Junior, Daiane de Lima Santana, Natália Marques Covolo, Catharine Ranieri Scaransi, Vanessa Donato do Vale

Online publish date: 2018/06/13
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Purpose
To evaluate the effect of physiotherapy on ataxia and functional capacity in an individual with Kinsbourne syndrome.

Methods
A case study of a 25-year-old male diagnosed with Kinsbourne syndrome undergoing a physiotherapy program in an in-hospital environment for 4 weeks, 5 times a week, with 40-minute sessions.

Results
The results in the Scale for the assessment and rating of ataxia (SARA) score decreased significantly after the physiotherapeutic intervention, revealing a significant reduction of ataxia symptoms. The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scores differed between the pre- and post-physiotherapeutic intervention, with improvement in the activities of the self-care domain and transfers.

Conclusions
The study showed that after physiotherapy, the patient with Kinsbourne syndrome improved his functional capacity and ataxia pattern, suggesting that a physiotherapy intervention may improve coordination and activities of daily living in people with this rare disease.

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opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome, cerebellar ataxia, rehabilitation

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